Thanksgiving is going to be especially busy for the Friendship Inn this weekend, with as many as 1,300 people expected to show up holiday Monday.
Sandra Stack, the executive director of the Friendshipp Inn, said their doors are open to everyone and they have a “no questions asked” policy.
“We know one in three children are living in poverty,” she said. “We are serving 80 to 100 kids breakfast every day and we see that number rise consistently.”
Stack said around 1,000 meals a day are served at the centre, adding the need “has no season.”
As for what they could use more of this Thanksgiving weekend: turkeys, pies and volunteers.
“We only have two pies, so we need more by this weekend,” she said.
Last year, the Friendship Inn served turkey dinner to 1,100 people.
Stack said 60 turkeys are thawing, 100 pounds of potatoes are ready to be boiled and a soup pot of gravy is ready to go.
“Come out and enjoy the meal with some great people,” she said.